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In this article, we are sharing several techniques and tips for painting glass to resemble chrome. Keep scrolling for more photo inspiration and the how-to tutorial.
If you are like me, you probably have a small stash of glass votives, vases and/or candlesticks in your home!! I know that I have more than a few…. Today, we are sharing 3 simple, yet stunning ideas for transforming those “extra” glass pieces for Valentine’s Day using Colored Chrome Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum. Keep scrolling for some before and after photos and simple tips for improving your final product.
How to Use Chrome Spray Paint
One of the reasons that I love these projects so much is that you can take an ordinary item and turn it into something extraordinary. If you don’t have mis-matched or leftover glass items in your home, be sure to check your local thrift stores. You will be amazed at the selection available.
Once you have selected the glass pieces to paint, the first steps are to wash and dry them. Once your glass pieces have completely dried, begin by spraying a single coat over the entire surface of your item. Note: shake the can for one minute prior to spraying. For the best results, hold your can of spray paint approximately 10-16” away from your item, moving in a backward and forward motion to coat.
These colored chrome spray paints provide a bright reflective finish when applied to smooth surfaces such as glass. Once applied, the paint will dry within 20 minutes, making these projects quick and simple. In addition to glass, you can apply Colored Chrome Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum to metal and ceramic pieces. Colored Chrome Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum is currently available in red (shown), pink (shown), black and silver.
Tips for Spray Painting Glassware
Now that you are ready to paint, we wanted to share a few tips to ensure that your items turn out beautifully:
- Clean your Glassware: As mentioned above, you need to begin this project with clean glassware. Using soap and water, remove any unwanted dirt, grease and fingerprints from your glassware and then allow it to completely dry before painting.
- Clean Using Alcohol: Once your glassware has dried, clean it a second time using rubbing alcohol and cotton balls right before you begin painting.
- Paint Outdoors: Find a well-ventilated area outdoors, laying your glassware on a tarp or corrugated boxes to protect the ground underneath while spraying. Be sure to review your surroundings also prior to painting, as since these bottles “spray” you want to be sure you avoid painting unwanted, nearby items.
- Hand Wash Only: Once your pieces have been painted, hand washing will prolong the life of the item and the paint coverage.
I hope that these simple tips help improve not only your painting experience, but your final painted product.
While we used this painting technique on votive holders, small vases and candlesticks, the sky is the limit on what glass, ceramic or metal items you can transform. You can find Colored Chrome Spray Paint from Rust-Oleum at your local hardware stores. If it isn’t available in-store, simply request a special order from one of the in-store sales representatives.
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